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Furnace Repair & Replacement
Furnace Repair & Replacement
Call it climate change or whatever but one thing you’ll agree is that the weather is quite unpredictable
nowadays. It has become the norm to have your furnace running on most days of the year except summer.
You, therefore, need to ensure that your furnace is in perfect working condition before the cold season
sets in. If it's not working properly then now is the best time to have it checked and repaired. That’s where
Cool Breeze Services comes in. We are your trusted AC repair service company in Spring, Texas.
Furnace Repair vs. Replacement
It’s usually a great idea to replace a fixture or appliance after its repair costs exceed 50% of the cost of
buying a new one. On the other hand, it’s also important to do a cost comparison to determine the best
course of action between repairing and replacing a defective appliance. You, of course, don’t want to keep
on receiving those $300 repair bills but when you think of the cost of a complete replacement, the repair
bill still looks cheaper. However, frequent repair costs can really add up, especially for equipment that is
more than 15 years old. In such cases, a complete replacement is always the better option.
The decision to replace or repair will also depend on your unique situation. When it comes to furnaces,
there are no fixed formulas for such issues but you can always consider the following factors to know
whether to replace or repair your furnace.
Check if the furnace is releasing carbon monoxide
Carbon monoxide is potentially dangerous to you and your family. Any system that is found to be
emitting carbon monoxide should be replaced rather than repaired as fast as possible. For instance, a
furnace that has a cracked combustion chamber will leak carbon monoxide into your home and expose
your family to danger. It should be replaced immediately.
An aged furnace with over 15 years of service
Nothing lasts forever and your furnace is no exception. The US Department of Energy states that a perfect
furnace should last between 15 and 30 years before it is replaced. This duration depends on the brand,
furnace quality, and other performance factors. However, a furnace that requires frequent repairs after
having served you for more than 15 years deserves to be retired and replaced with a new one. If it was
serviced less than a year ago and still demands costly repairs, then it’s definitely too old for the job and
should be replaced.
When the cost of repair exceeds half the cost of replacement
Take the time to compare the cost of repair with how much it will cost you to replace the furnace.
According to industry experts, if the cost of repair is over 50% of the total cost of replacement then a
replacement is necessary. This is usually the case when an old furnace has exceeded 75% of its life
expectancy. In such cases, it is always wise to consider buying a new furnace and avoid excessive repair
Contact us today to schedule an inspection of your malfunctioning furnace system and determine if it
needs to be repaired or completely replaced. Our highly experienced technicians will provide you with
superior quality work at the most affordable prices.